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of former and active duty cia officers and fbi agents and assisting u.s. attorneys to rally to my side, although most had to do so privately, i thank them for their cards, emails, donations to my defense fund. it was their friendship and support of my friends and family that really got me through this. >> john kerry out to -- kiriakou will remain free until ordered to begin his 30-month sentence. the obama administration reportedly is intensifying its investigational the washington post is reporting the white house is increasingly -- creasing pressure on those suspected of disclosing the cyber attack known as olympic games, which has been used to sabotage the computer system at arrest of their facilities. the program became publicly known after it accidentally unleashed a computer worm known as stuxnet across the global internet. investigators are said to have extensively analyzed the phone and email records of government officials and even confronted them directly about their alleged contacts with journalists. the u.s. cybercampaign in iran is believed to be the first sustained effort
against wikileaks. the united states must dissolve its fbi investigation. >> as julian assange remains holed up in the ecuadorean embassy in london, we look at a new documentary called "we steal secrets: the story of wikileaks ." today, academy award winning filmmaker alex gibney, and jennifer robinson, legal counsel to assange. >> the laws cannot protect us. >> the new documentary examines how millions have died from aids because big pharmaceutical companies and the united states refused to allow developing nations to import life-saving generic drugs. we speak with the film's director and and a doctor, peter mugyenyi, who was arrested trying to import generic drugs into the gondola. -- uganda. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has again delayed its decision on the keystone xl will pipeline, now saying it will not come before march. president obama initially sidestepped the issue in 2011 by putting it off until after the election. on tuesday, the state department confirmed the white house would not make a decis
charged with a felony actually plead guilty? they don't go to trial? >> we have an fbi statistics, 12 million to 13 million people get arrested. from those people, many millions will be charged. if 90% are pleading guilty, we are funneling people into the prison system. we are not giving them their day in court, which is what the sixth amendment -- >> why did they plead guilty? >> the sentences are so stiff, particularly in the south, it is very difficult to look at your client and say, "i am going to trial." it is someone's life on the line creek people say, two years, three years, not a big deal. i challenge anyone to spend a day in prison. it is incredibly tents, dispiriting place. when clients are looking at long sentences, we're looking at 10 years, he will take five years, even though that is a long time. then you become a fellow with all the collateral consequences. >> lawyer turned filmmaker. what did you learn in the process? >> we must surprised by making this film? >> i was a civil litigator and practiced in a wonderful firm. i had a lot of resources. i had an assistant, a
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